Publication Schedule

 

Every issue has needs...

Not every article must be related to the quarterly theme...

  • Stories about successful homeschoolers. Have you or your kids gone from homeschooling to greatness of one sort or another? Tell us about it! We're dying to know how adult homeschoolers fare in life.
  • Homeschool projects with high-resolution, high quality images, and clear instructions.
  • Ideas for balancing homeschooling with working to pay the bills.
  • Tips on how to keep kids interested in learning and school work.
  • Ideas on teaching difficult, dry or neglected subjects.
  • Other homeschool related stories - this can be relating to your journey to homeschooling, or how you handle difficult situations with your children. It's a wide open topic.
  • Humorous stories - we could always use something funny to lighten the mood!
  • School room photos - Is your school room awesome? Do you have a small space that you transformed into an amazing nook for school books? Send photos!! It may be featured in an issue - and you could help inspire other homeschoolers too!

 

LT Kids

Super special, kid-written and edited, magazine just for homeschool kids.

Yep, you read that right. Your kids now have their very own magazine that comes with your subscription. In each issue of Learning Tangent for Kids, we love to see articles, art, projects and yes, even questions from homeschooling kids everywhere.

Your budding artist or writer can also submit a story or piece of art. We love to support kids in their endeavors!

We're looking for:

  • Articles - any topic your son or daughter would like to cover. They should be engaging and well-written, for their developmental stage.
  • Book reviews
  • Art/science project ideas
  • Fiction stories
  • Poems
  • Photo journalism works too!

Publication Schedule

Fall 2019 | Fine Arts: Are they really that important? (Deadline August 10th)

Deadline August 10, 2019
Estimated print edition ship date - September 20, 2019
Online publication (paid subscribers) - September 20, 2019

Spoiler alert: I think fine arts are vital. Whether your daughter plays the violin or your son is a skilled artist, fine arts are the expression of our humanity. Even if your daughter decides that she doesn't want to go to college, but instead has plans for trade school, she still benefits from an understanding of fine arts.

How do you include fine arts in your homeschool? Tell us about it, and get free stuff if your story gets included!

Contributing authors receive a free one-year subscription to the digital edition and great discounts on print copies & subscriptions. Check out LT Online at https://digitaled.learningtangent.com - and be sure to let us know what you would like to see in future issues!

Deadline November 10, 2019
Estimated print edition ship date - December 20, 2019
Online publication (paid subscribers) - December 20, 2019

Homeschooling Across the Ages

Are you homeschooling multiple ages, or do multiple generations help in the homeschooling? Also...what has education looked like over the milennia? How has it changed, and have our children actually changed over the thousands of years of recorded history?

Contributing authors receive a free one-year subscription to the digital edition and great discounts on print copies & subscriptions. Check out LT Online at https://digitaled.learningtangent.com - and be sure to let us know what you would like to see in future issues!

Deadline February 10, 2020
Estimated print edition ship date - March 20, 2020
Online publication (paid subscribers) - March 20, 2020

When do you throw out the curriculum and try something else?

Do you have a story about a time when your favorite curriculum just wasn't working? What did you do? Were you really attached to it, and it didn't work for the kids? Did you toss it out and eat the money, or were you able to resell it?

Contributing authors receive a free one-year subscription to the digital edition and great discounts on print copies & subscriptions. Check out LT Online at https://digitaled.learningtangent.com - and be sure to let us know what you would like to see in future issues!

Deadline May 10, 2020
Estimated print edition ship date - June 20, 2019
Online publication (paid subscribers) - June 20, 2019

We've all been there - broke, frustrated, and desperate to homeschool! How do you balance your budget, and give your kids an actual education? This issue is for you.

We'll share our best ideas on:

  • Finding (or creating) curriculum that won't break the bank.
  • Deciding what to cut, and what to keep.
  • The importance of saying "No" - not just to your friends who think you've got all the time in the world, but your family too.
  • ...and more!

Do you have an idea? A personal story to share? Send it in!

Contributing authors receive a free one-year subscription to the digital edition and great discounts on print copies & subscriptions. Check out LT Online at https://digitaled.learningtangent.com - and be sure to let us know what you would like to see in future issues!

If you're thinking about contributing, consider the following:

Because Learning Tangent is in print, there are space issues to keep in mind. We do not accept previously published work for the print magazine or website. If we are simply out of room, we may want to hold onto it for a future issue - we hope that you understand!

First - please see our contributor guidelines.

We welcome article submissions on any of these topics, and more! If you've been thinking about subscribing, now is a great time. We're partly through our fifth year of publication, and look forward to many more years of helpful, timely (and timeless!) homeschool articles without a gigantic pile of ads through which to sift. Because here - it really is about the articles.

If you would like to contribute an article, story, or art of some sort, we offer this as a guideline. There are deadlines and other information for each issue so you can make plans to get your article in before the deadline. We prefer receiving them a few days early so that if there are edits to be made, we can send them to you for review.